.56 caliber, 5.5" barrels, no S/N. 12.5" overall. A fine pair of late 18th century turn-off pistols. Four-stage barrels with cannon muzzles. Brass frames engraved with foliage signed in a reserve "BUNNEY" on left and "LONDON" on right. Boxlock flintlocks with double-neck cocks. Steel trigger guards engraved with a flower. One pistol numbered "1." Walnut butts profusely inlaid throughout with delicate silver wire forming scrolls and tendrils. London arms maker proofs. Vacant silver thumb pieces.
Brass has a honey colored patination, small parts on both pieces appear original. Triggerguards with some wear and staining. Walnut butt on second pistol was cracked through and repaired, causing losses to silver wire inlay. Pistol #1 retains nearly all of its wire inlay with only minor marks. A most attractive and desirable pair.